Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)
By Richard Yerema and Kristina Leung, Mediacorp Canada Inc. staff editors (Nov 6, 2016)
Here are some of the reasons why Hospital for Sick Children, The was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017), Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 (2016) and Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):
- SickKids invests in ongoing training and development for its personnel and reaches out to the wider community, hosting numerous conferences and information sessions to share expertise as broadly as possible and maintains the impressive "Herbie Fund" program whereby surgeons volunteer their time and expertise to treat children from around the world
- SickKids is committed to creating a healthy work environment through it's wellness program, which includes weekly massage therapy for clinical staff, walking and running clubs, monthly lunch and learn wellness seminars and subsidized access to the hospital's 2,400 square-foot staff wellness centre, which features a fitness studio, cardio and weight equipment and a number of fitness classes such as bootcamp, pilates and yoga
- SickKids helps employees plan for the future with pension and retirement sessions offered throughout the year, and offers an online pension centre to provide employees with a more convenient user experience -- also keeps retirees connected through the "Quarter Century Association"